The advent of Web 2.0 opens whole new horizons to the ways in which we can engage and interact with students. The technologies create the possibility to more fully implement active learning. Through social networking tools, we can expand "connectivity, communication, and participation." In the article linked to the title of this posting, you will find a great discussion (with plenty of examples) of how the new online tools can create a new perspective for the pedagogy that drives our approach to teaching and learning. (note that the full article requires the free and simple registration at Innovate Online.
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